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The Characters Of Cujo Cujo

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Based on the descriptions and events in this excerpt. I can infer that the title character, Cujo, has turned rabid and he is out to look for blood. I can also infer that his eyes are red and watery with thick substance leaking from it. Finally, I can infer that he has already killed his owner because he had mud and blood all over him. This was all stated in paragraphs 10 and 11, "The dog's eyes settled on hers. They were red and rheumy. They were leaking some viscous substance. The dog seemed to be weeping gummy tears. His tawny coat was caked and matted with mud and— Blood. is that..." All of this evidence told me that Cujo is rabid and has already killed his owner.
Donna's actions and thoughts reveal that her character is very clumsy and when she gets frightened she is unable to think and is unaware of what she is doing. In paragraph 13 it states, "She couldn't seem to move. No breath...There was no contact between her brain and her legs...Her hands were stupid blocks of flesh south of her wrists with no feeling in them. Her urine went. She was unaware of it save for some vague sensation of distant warmth." This tells me that when Donna saw the dog, Cujo, she didn't know what to do and just stood there. Also, in paragraph 16 it states, "She turned in a great shambling drunk's pivot, slamming her lower leg against the Pinto's fender and sending a steely bolt of pain up to her hip...She hit her crazybone and uttered a thin shriek of pain." Donna's actions tell me that she
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